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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 19, 2011 7:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Playin: the Post-Retirement Years [long]

Wonderful ! Having the patience to digest and analyze the whole long post-retirement period, and clarify the distinctive features in the evolution of this song is serious accomplishment . I have lately been a little off on the 88-90 period, but you remind me how great they could be, in any period . Post 80, I find the overall feel of the Band, just not the same . BUT, the highlights , as all these "Playings" you cite , can be very worthwhile . Even in the endgame period, there is much of interest, and and some great music also !
I also ditto LIA's comments about the rushed, marginalizing of the "song" parts ; and the sometimes perfunctory ,"ok now we have to do our Grateful Dead jam thing" feel you sometimes get .
Great work ! It will force me to listen a little more carefully, and gain more from it . Thank you !